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governor scott walker's union stripping law there and surprise ruling in virginia on republican efforts to effectively ban abortion in the state of virginia. and another surprise ruling today shutting down a big voter purge planned by a republican secretary of state in one of the nine swing states that both presidential campaigns believe is going to decide this election. that is all ahead this hour, all from today's news. it is a very big show. >>> we start with tonight's top story and with a decision made in march 2003, which is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush
of virginia and maryland, it's into the low 70s. the areas of rain in the 60s. parts of the shenandoah valley and west virginia, just gorgeous from the atlantic beaches to the mountains. temperatures closer to washington in the nearby suburbs, in prince george's, fairfax, montgomery counties climbing into the low and mid-70s as well as near the chesapeake bay. a look at the forecast in detail and a look at the weekend is in a couple minutes. stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. too bad the traffic hasn't been looking that great. >> no. another bad day on the roads. danella sealock i was watching the reports and the beltway is a mess. >> i had nothing but bad news. now it's better. let's check the travel speeds. 61 miles per hour i-95 northbound in virginia from prince william park way to the beltway. on 395, you look good. 54 miles per hour. this was the bad guy. still a little bad. under speed at 37 miles per hour from i-95 to i-270. the drive is taking 15 minutes. i-270 was also a mess. happy to report, nice and clear. in both directions you are clear. barbara and keith, back to you. >> thank you
, virginia. so for today, again, sunshine the first half of the day, but then a few clouds that are going to be making their way in a little later on. mostly clear, jacket cool, 47 to 56 degrees. by the noon hour today, lunchtime, nice, seasonable conditions. 67 to 70 degrees. the last two days have been running below average. today we're finally looking at conditions. forred today, 76 our high temperature, under partly sunny sky. we'll get a look at traffic right now. first 4 traffic with danella sealock. >> thank you very much. >>> we'll start with the rails. checking them for you. they're just opening so far with no delays. not seeing anything on the metro, marc, or vre. all are running on or close to schedule. over to the roadways, still pretty quiet. checking out things if you're traveling in prince george's county. nice and clear. no issues there. i'll give you a live look as you're making your commute northbound 5 at 301. not bad at all. the exit for 301 here. traveling northbound 5, you're clear from 301 all the way to the beltway. nothing to warn you about. eun, over to you. >>>
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> intelligence officials investigating evidence that points for a premeditated attack on a high-profile u.s. target timed to strike on the anniversary of nerve. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. -- on the anniversary of 9-11. >> straight up 6:00 right now. taking a look at the waning crescent moon. a knew machine -- a new moon just around the corner for us. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. we've been talking about this moon. gorgeous. in a couple of days, it will be a new moon. >> that is i moon you won't see. >> we'll show you the new moon. you won't see it. >> but you'll know it is a new moon. >> you get the idea. >> all right. let's just talk weather. >> we are good early in the morning. >> we are awesome. >> 63 at reagan national. confused me and i was the one telling you about it a minute ago. 55 at bwi marshall. no need for an umbrella as we are looking at bright sunshine through outthe day. i don't think you'll see more than a cloud or
the campaign trail again tomorrow with events in the district and virginia. >>> on the democratic side, the first lady is also campaigning in virginia today making stops in richmond and fredericksburg. michelle obama is expected to speak to supporters about what's at stake for virginians in this election. virginia of course is a key battleground state. right now the race between the president and mr. romney is close. the president campaigns today in colorado. >>> as congress gears up to leave washington for the fall campaign the house is set to vote on a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. the bill will also allow spending [ indiscernible ] budget cap -- the bill includes measures like replenishing the funding for food stamps and welfare. vice-presidential candidate paul ryan will be making his first appearance at the capital to vote on the bill since earning the gop ticket. ryan is scheduled to rally in d.c. and virginia tomorrow. >>> new this morning, prince george's county police are asking for help in the search for a missing man. 6le-year-old george fairknot se
department. >>> a day care facility in northern virginia is shut down and two sisters are facing very serious charges following a tip to child protective services. police say 29-year-old anila qayyum had a business% mitt to take care of up for five children. but child protective services found 21 up side and only her 2- year-old sister was there helping out. some of kids were in closets and bathrooms strapped to car seats. >> i myself work in child care. i work over on quantico marine corps base at the child development center there. so to hear that someone was doing illegal child car here in our neighborhood, very shocking. >> the sisters are now facing seven counts each of reckless child endangerment. bond was set at $8,000. if convicted, they could be facing jail time. >>> gunfire on an area college campus. coming up next, the latest on a shooting at baltimore's morgan state university as we check more headlines. stay with us.  >>> ought baltimore man is recovering this morning after being shot on the campus of morgan state university yesterday evening. the shooting happ
was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. >>> the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. >>> more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of the sinatra favorite proved especially fitting for the memorial to neil armstrong. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> rep
polls of key states. in both florida and virginia, the president holds a 5-point lead over romney among likely voters. 49% to romney's 44% in the poll from earlier this week. >>> on the campaign trail today, republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is in virginia, and mitt romney campaigns in ohio. president obama has meetings in the white house this morning. tonight he holds a fundraiser at a private home in the district. >>> yesterday the first lady was in virginia. she stopped in downtown richmond and later spoke to supporters at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago president obama game the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the commonwealth in 44 years. >>> on to the top stories of the day, new efforts in a search for a suspect following the murder of a 17-year-old girl in prince george's county. honor student amber stanley was shot and killed during a home invasion last month. today police are passing out fliers and talking with community members in an attempt to reach out to the public for help. >>> and students and faculty at c
virginia? tim kaine joins us live to break down the latest ads in the race and claims he makes about his republican rival, george allen. fox5 morning news starts right now. >>> beautiful shot of the sun as it rises. this is friday, september 14th. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. mother nature is showing off this friday. >> i like it. >> tucker barnes joining us now. tucker, will be a pretty one. >> should be a nice one. and already a nice start. temperatures falling back into the comfortable range overnight. a lot of 50s overnight. 60s here in town. here at reagan national we are looking at 64 degrees. you can see it's cooler off to the west and north. remember, with the sun just getting up about 15 minutes ago, these temperatures will stay cool another hour or so. 51 at dulles. 57 at bwi marshall. cold front approaching will bring a late day cloud cover and maybe a sprinkle. otherwise a good looking friday. temperatures jumping into the mid-70s by noon. few clouds around later this afternoon, and high temperatures topping out in the low to mid-80s. 82degrees at 5:
to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were
,000 to anyone with information on either case that leads to an arrest. >>> visitors to a northern virginia hospital should check their bank accounts after someone used an atm skimmer to steal thousands of dollars. someone found the device earlier this week at a nova fairfax county care center in falls church. it had been used on the atm in the gift shop in august. police say there's an easy way to prevent becoming a victim to this kind of crime. >> if there's anything sticking out anywhere like this, try to jiggle it and tug on it and make sure that it can't come out because these things are attached sometimes on top of it, and they will come right out if you tug on it. >> police say there are four reported cases of fraudulent card use, but they believe there are more victims. no arrests in the case so far. this is a real scary thing. my sister just had a baby there, and you have to have cash to get out of the parking garage. people run back in there to use the atm machine. so heads up. >> 4:31 is our time. storm team meteorologist tom kierein is here. our thermostat says 65 right now. a l
the northern virginia no bureau chief -- the northern virginia wrote -- northern virginia bureau chief with us, and there is a man who joined "the washington post" after being with another organization. and a man that attended virginia commonwealth university is with us. let's begin by hearing the candidates and their opening statements. the order was determined by a coin toss earlier today, so first, let's welcome former governor and the former chairman of the democratic national committee, tim kaine. [applause] and next, we welcomed former governor and former senator george allen. [no audio] -- [applause] we will start, as i mentioned, because of the coin toss with governor kaine. your opening statement. >> thank you, and it is great to be back with the chamber of commerce. it reminds me of a similar event years ago. at that event, we talked about transportation, and at that time, there was no rail or hot lanes being built, and i am pleased to have worked on that with you. we talked mostly at the chamber about economic development, and in my time as governor, we landed marquee companies, inc
in woodbridge, virginia. they each face seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. investigators say the two women were trying to care for 21 children between the ages of three months and four years old. and they say investigators found seven infants strapped into car seats and left in bath rooms and closets. none of the children was injured. >>> another rabid beaver has turned up in fairfax county. a group of youngsters were add the hidden pond nature center sunday when a beaver jumped out of the water and started chasing them. an animal control officer shot the beaver before it bit anyone. last week an 83-year-old woman was bitten by a rabid beaver while swimming in lake barcroft. on sunday a rabid raccoon turned up in the same neighborhood. police believe infected raccoons are biting the beavers and are warning everyone to be care and keep a close watch on their pets. >>> later this morning, maryland's public service commission is going to open a hearing into power outages during this summer's derecho storm. the hearing is expected to zero in on pepco's performance after the june
of maryland and virginia right down to just near 50 degrees as well as out on the mountains of west virginia and in western maryland this morning, and there's a little bit of valley fog, too. watch out for that. hour by hour today, by 7:00 a.m., we'll have our temperatures into the upper 50s after sunrise, which this morning is at 6:48. by noontime for your lunch hour into the mid 70s, low humidity and lots of sunshine. during the afternoon, might have a few clouds drifting in. s sunset at 7:19. by then down to the mid 70s. i'll be back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. traffic trouble this morning. here's the latest with danella. >> here's the situation. update on the crash, outer loop of the beltway at colesville road. that crash has been moved to the right shoulder lane, but choppers still showing you big delays. if you're about to head out of the house right now, i wouldn't even try to get on the outer loop of the beltway. checking cameras as you pass new hampshire avenue, you're just sitting. also be aware if you're traveling along colesville road trying to get to the beltw
, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by 6:00 a.m., we'll be into the mid 50s under a clear sky. sunrise is at 6:48. by noontime, another gorgeous middle of the day, mid 70s, low humidity. and back home from work and school by mid afternoon near 80 and late afternoon the upper 70s. another hometown forecast, a look at your traffic this morning. >> good morning, tom. let's start with the rails this morning. not seeing any delays on the rails, but if you're taking camden train number 843, there will be no working restrooms today. avoid the extra cup of coffee. i'm doing you a favor. let's head to the roadways. no issues around the area, except still seeing some road work. we'll take a look at that. traveling westbound, they're picking up the cones right now. still up, though, in the right lane. so if you stick to the left, things are fine, but volume still pretty light in this area. eastbound, clear outside the beltway on i-66. and no issues as we head inside the beltway
at virginia tech, the most significant crime in the history of the state, and i had just landed in japan on a trade mission, and i got on a plane and flew back, and i spent time dealing with the breeding members of that community, and i said we would put in place a panel of people that have no connection to virginia tech, and we will have them turn it upside down so we can minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but question minimize that chance. things that might have happened at ni college campus. but it required us to make significant changes to the health law, changes to campus security. there are things that went wrong. we dug into them. we found them and we fixed them to the best of our. -- our ability. >> as you take a minute, is this a broader issue with the obama's response to arab spring? >> in some regards yes. let me first take a moment and commend tim as i have before in his leadership on after -- after the tragedy on april 16th at virginia tech. as we learned from what we wrong and improved the safety of our colleges. tim, i c
entire career covering foreign policy, and he'll explain exactly what this means. >>> virginia is a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential campaign. we're looking live now. the republican presidential nominee is holding a campaign rally at the van dyke park in fairfax, virginia. we're looking admit romney speaking. let's listen in to him. [ cheers and applause ] >> number four, we're not going to have entrepreneurs go out and start a small business or big businesses decide to build new factories in america if they think we're headed to the road to greece. this spending massively more than we take in every year is killing jobs. it's one more reason why it's essential for us to cut back on the size of the federal government and live within our means. i will get america on track to a balanced budget. it's essential to getting the job growth we need. >> we were listening live to republican presidential candidate mitt romney who is in fairfax, virginia right now talking about how he's going to get the country back on track economically. >>> by the way, first lady michele obama is go
georges county police. >> a day care facility in northern virginia is shut down and two sisters are facing serious charges following a tip to child protective services. 29-year-old amila had a business permit to take care of up to 5 children at a home in woodbridge. they found 21 inside and only her sister were there to help. some of the kids were found in closets and bathrooms, strapped to car seats. >> i, myself work in child care. i workoma renocore base at the child development center there. to hear someone was doing illegal child care here, very shocking. >> those sisters are now facing 7 counts each of reckless child endangerment. bond was set at $8,000. none of the children were injured. >> turning now to the race for the white house. president obama is on the campaign trail in colorado this morning. he arrived in aurora late last night. in a county considered a key battleground to winning the state in november. mitt romney is back in our area. this morning he holds a campaign rally in fairfax around 11:30. expect traffic delays. also campaigning in virginia today. michelle obama. s
scattered tree damage too in montgomery county and howard and frederick and across northern virginia. leesburg 61, manassas down to 61. much of fairfax county and prince george's county just near 60 degrees. 50s out in the mountains. hour by hour today. by noon, still cloudy, hovering around 60 degrees. a cool and breezy morning. but then winds settle down, we get more sun during the afternoon. highs reaching low 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:54. sunset 7:09. i'll be back with the hometown forecast in ten minutes. danella, your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. >>> as melissa reported just a few moments ago, if you're traveling along southern avenue, that 800 block of southern avenue in southeast is shut down right now due to police investigation. let's head over to the beltway because the only work zone i see is on the outer loop as you make your way near colesville road. that left lane is blocked. because of last night's rain, a lot of overnight road work was cancelled. taking the beltway in prince george's county near richie marlboro road, no issues to report. if you're taking th
them is a caustic christian. now cops in northern virginia are afraid of a backlash. we hear about how they feel about the protests and the video that caused them. >>> good morning. and welcome to fox 5 morning news sunday. we'll have those stories, plus a big day for skins fans. we'll have a full preview of today's game. dave roth is in st. louis, as the redskins take on the rams for the second straight road game for the burgandy and gold. >> and also later in the show, basketball great shaquille o'neal is talking binge drinking. we caught up with the four-time champ on capitol hill. >> also later in at the movies, actor bill murray, what is he doing? he's cleaning our film reviewer's boot. >>> but first, today's weather looks like another gorgeous one. you're taking a live picture now at the army/navy half marathon, going on this morning. good morning, gwen. >> good morning, melanie. it's a perfect day for a marathon or anything else you would like to do outside. mother nature, definitely cooperating. let's take a look at our weather maps. here's our fox 5 accuweather satellite and r
at home mitt romney made sulgs jobs on foreign policy. campaigning in battleground virginia, romney offered this message. >> american leadership, the middle east needs american leadership and i intend to be a president that provides the leadership that america respects. >> and romney was relatively measured responding to this barb of the president concerning an interviewing on telemundo. >> i have observed there's a tendency to shoot without aim. >> asked about it, romney chose no, sir to swing back. >> the exact same conclusion the white house reached. the statement was inappropriate. that's why they backed away from it as well. >> but the romney campaign has escalated their attacks on the president this morning telling "the washington post" that the deadly protest sweeping the middle east would not have happened if romney were president. foreign policy adviser rich williamson is quoted, there's a pretty compelling story that if you had a president romney you'd be in a different situation. for the first time since jimmy carter, we've had an american ambassador assassinated. he also
in the virginia senate race. they say it is a tossup between tim kaine and george allen. they met in an hour-long debate moderated by david gregory. two more debates scheduled for october. >> good afternoon. welcome to the virginia senatorial debate between democrat tim kane, and republican george allen, hosted by the fairfax county chamber of commerce. i am david gregory. moderator of me to the press and today's debate. i want to begin by covering the rules of today's event. the event will last one hour and again with two opening statements from each candidate. we will pose questions directly to the candidate. the questions were determined by the panelists. i am not been received by the candidate or reviewed by the fairfax chamber. each candidate will have one minute and 30 seconds to respond. and the candidate answering first will have an additional one minute rebuttal. i would like to reserve the right to follow up with some questions as i see it as the moderator. we will conclude with a two minute closing statement from each candidate. there's a timekeeper in the front row. i want to wel
of virginia. we begin with mitt romney in fairfax coun where the conversation quickly turned to libya. >> mitt romney did not repeat his accusation that the obama administration is apologizing to its enemies, but he did argue that the administration has made the country weaker overseas. governor romney opened the fairfax rally with libya. >> what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful people. >> reporter: and was interrupted almost immediately by a heckler accusing him of trying to score political points during an overseas crisis. >> why are you politicizing libya? why are you politicizing libya? usa! usa! >> i would off a moment of silence -- offer a moment of silence, but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent, so we're going to keep on going. >> reporter: in our polarized political culture there are plenty of romney supporters who blame the media for the controversy. >> i think you've been suck- ups. i think you guys got your embroidered knee pads from the white house. that's what i think of the. >> reporter: bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn at mary washington univers
. first 4 traffic with danella. >>> checking out the roadways for you, if you're traveling in virginia, making your commute along the dulles toll road. travel lanes are open. not seeing any road work in place. 66 looks clear. earlier there was road work set up east and west. those cones are set up. let's get a live look as you look at sudley eastbound, nice and clear. traveling inside the beltway on i-66 as well, no incidents to report. if you're taking the rails, i'm checking them now. no delays along the metro, marc, or vre. all running on or close to schedule. angie and aaron, back over to you. >>> we're following a developing story in the middle east. just in the last couple of hours, a no-fly zone put in place over benghazi, libya, after the deadly embassy attack there. this comes as protests rage in 11 countries. a live look from cairo, egypt, this morning. crowds still gathered outside the u.s. embassy. news 4's melissa mollet live with the latest of the situation on the ground. >> these demonstrations continue overseas. so far more than 200 people have been injured in the prote
at the democratic national convention, first lady michele obama is headed to virginia to campaign for her husband. the first stop will be in richmond. president obama won that state four years ago, the first democratic president -- presidential candidate. >>> a candidate is backing off statements that women who have abortions are more likely to have cancer. his campaign says that he was misinformed by misreading information. another republican, todd akin said that women can prevent pregnancy from legitimate rape. >>> over 100 police cars in montgomery county are out of service due to a potential safety issue. we will explain. >>> and another day on the picket line for teachers in chicago as the union fights behind closed doors. coming up next, the latest attempts to hammer out a deal. >>> and another chance to sound out about proposed toll hikes in northern virginia. where you can take your complaints tonight. >>> as we head to the break, another live look outside. another crystal clear morning. you'll need your sunglasses this morning. we'll get the latest traffic and weather from julie and tuck
in four swing states with an average lead of 5 to 7 points in ohio, florida, and virginia. another poll in new hampshire shows the president also with a five point lead. the polls were taken in the days following the democratic national convention last week. >>> mitt romney's campaign is clarifying their definition of middle income. during an interview this morning. mr. romney described it as an income of $200 to $250,000 a year or less. that puts him in an agroament with president obama. he later clarified that remark saying he was referring to a household income, not an individual's. this week the census bureau reported the median income sits at just over $50,000. >>> developing tonight in chicago, the teacher strike could soon be over. negotiators say a tentative deal has been reached. they have a frame work that could end the work just in time for students to go back to class monday. delegates have to vote to end the strike. the teachers walkout kept public students out of the classroom for five days now. >> teachers and students in prince georges county where they are mourning the
in western maryland and parts of west virginia. it is a crisp fall morning. 40s and 50s for the the most part ushed chilly -- part under chilly -- i should say clear skies. be careful out there if the kids are at the bus stop when it's still dark. that will be more common until daylight saving comes to an end and that's not till november. your 4:00 temperature 75. i'm forecasting a high of 76. so maybe 3:30, sometime in that range. by 8:00 we're back in the upper 60s with skies becoming mostly cloudy t. may get just a bit breezy this afternoon as well. mid-40s. great falls at 45. low 40s in northern loudoun county. areas in northern montgomery county like laytonsville are down to 43 with bethesda at 48. it's 45 in bowie and prince george's county and to our south alexandria this morning at 49. looking from tysons corner east, there's the glow in the eastern horizon now as we're again about 35 minutes or so -- excuse me, 45 minutes or so before sunrise. clear skies. 54. dew points in the 40s and humidity at 77%. thankfully the winds are lighter. watching a few things across the country. south
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, thank you. the >>> and on the battle ground common wealth of virginia, mitt romney backed away from his direct attacks against obama and egypt, and delivered a more subtle image. >> the world needs leadership, i intend to be the leadership that provides the leadership that keeps us admired throughout the world. >> and as we turn here into politics, as we mentioned at the very top of the broadcast, we have new post-political convention polling numbers we are debuting here on nightly news tonight. they show some interesting movement in the battle ground states. our political director, chuck todd, with us and numbers from d.c. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, well, evidence, let's start in the state of virginia, where mitt romney was today. there, the president, 49.5, a 5% lead, in ohio, on the way to 270 electoral votes, the president actually hits 50%, a 7-point lead. 17-point lead. and down to the state of florida, this is the biggest surprise happening in the last complain of weeks, something insiders have been excited about in the party. the president has opened a five-point l
burner. >> at the historic restaurantbe in virginia, the upcoming presidential election is the hot topic. undecided voters in battleground state have a variety of issues on their minds. >> i'm still undecided. it's a close race. my biggest concern is social security issues. >> medicare is one. safety of the world is the other, because it's really getting unsafe with all of the things going in, in the eastern world. >> i will decide at the last moment, which way i'll go. i'm not a democrat. i'm not a republican. >> with the recent violence in middle east, voter ins other battleground states such as florida an ohio say they are keenly aware of the national security threats and are factoring them in the voting decisions. in virginia, major concern as well. >> national security right now is important to me. i'm not sure that the current president has a grasp on what he needs to do with the foreign policy. >> it's the economy. it's also the threat of terrorism, globally and here in the united states. the third, i think about my children a lot. what their future is like. >> a small business ow
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are down. they're up this morning across denver and minneapolis. high pressure was over west virginia yesterday. just starting to pull off shore this morning. so our winds are going to turn more to the southeast today. we'll have more of a southerly flow. temperatures will creep up just a little bit here over the next couple of days. look at the tropical forecast across the eastern half of the country. lots of sunshine. boston 78. philly 81 degrees. out to our west even, we've got mid-80s from the ohio valley, chicago upper 80s along with st. louis. just a beautiful day across the eastern half of the u.s. around here today, 82. looks fantastic. dry tonight. we're back in the low 50s to low 60s. tomorrow looks really nice as well as friday. friday may see a few more clouds 83. by the weekend, there could be a late shower or storm on saturday, 82. sunday looks okay right now. then a better chance of rain late monday into tuesday. it's 5:17. >>> good morning, everybody. lincoln and r street in northeast, watch out for some police activity. you may have to scoot around it to get around wi
has died from west nile virus. virginia's health department confirmed a second death in northern virginia. the victim only described as an adult who lived in fairfax county. one person in d.c. has died from it as well d maryland has reported three cases of west nile deaths. >>> operations appear to be back to normal at disul less enter -- at dulles international airport after security officials is investigated a bomb threat around 9:00 last night. the united terminal was closed for a while. the daily parking garages were swept by authorities. no bombs were found. the flights were operational by 10:45 and the all clear was given by 11715. >>> -- by 11:15. >>> the national zoo panda's team has few clues to go on in the death of the panda cub. the cub's body showed no signs of being smothered or crushed by its mother but preliminary tests did turn up fluid in the cub's abdomen as well as abnormal liver coloring. >> this can suggest there was a liver component to the death but we won't know until we get the slides back. >> panda team is now concentrating on making sure mei xiang is o
. >>> a disturbing discovery at a day care facility in northern virginia. police say 29-year-old anila qayyum has a permit take care of five children at a home in wood brim but child protective services found 21 inside. some of the kids were in closets and bathrooms strapped to car seats. qayyum and her sister are now facing seven counts each of reckless child endangerment. >>> we finally know what the iphone 5 looks like and when it is expected to hit the storeselves. >> the company unveiled the phone yesterday. robert gray has more on this. >> this is iphone 5. >> reporter: apple unveiling the much-anticipated new iphone. it is thinner and heighter than the previous model and it has a bigger screen. >> iphone 5eus retina display, the same 326 pixels per inch and it is a stunning display in every way. ever iphone to date has had a 3.5-inch screen but the new screen is a 4-inch display. -- iphone 5 is retina display. we have great partners we're working with, at&t, verizon and sprint to support lte on iphone 5. >> reporter: google's android has become the most used mobile operating system in the
three states in the new south, north carolina, virginia and florida. the six days in the midwest rust belt area are much more heavily white than these other swing states. they are much more slowly changing than the states, for example, in the new south which have a much higher level of minority voters and are changing rapidly. and, of course, the states in the southwest with a minority population particularly among hispanics is shooting up very rapidly and the states have a much more higher proportion of minority voters that are favorable to barack obama. with that in mind let's look at some of the particular swing states that are in play at this point. maybe more so than any other state, ohio seems to be the fulcrum of this election, that it's a state that is very accessible to mitt romney, a state of that obama could hold him and he holds all six of the states in the rust belt midwest area combined with only four electoral states short of victory. so critical for the romney strategy to hold a state of ohio. that's not happening at this point. at this point obama is probably up to ab
pretty close to home for people in virginia as the state's health department confirms one person has died from the virus. officials a the person was a senior citizen who lived in northwest virginia but has not released any more information than that. nine virginians have contracted the virus so far this year. in maryland, officials have reported 21 cases there, one of which was deadly. the district has reported one case which also killed its victim. crews are spraying throughout the region right now trying to get rid of as many mosquitos as possible. federal health officials say this is the worst year for west nile in the country since it was first discovered back in the late '90s. >>> we are following another developing story. two devastating factory fires overseas. >> up next, the latest on the staggering death toll as we check more headlines.  >>> a developing story in pakistan as over 100 are killed. firefighters managed to put out the blaze. some workers had to break through windows and jump to escape the flames. the death toll has been rising all night and is now up to 128
and virginia that seven-point lead in ohio, people asking about the party and sampling, florida and virginia a little less democratic than what the exit polls showed in 2008. ohio a little more. but they also fit with what we know the campaigns are seeing which is the president got a bump. the question now, does it dissipate or not? i think that is of a concern to the romney campaign. >> this just in as they say, the romney camp has announced senator mccain will be holding events in new hampshire where we know he is so popular. >> one of eight or nine swing states. >> at a vfw event. >> under five. it's interesting, you look at these three and that's what's a little bit of concern to the romney campaign is that virginia, ohio, and florida, not looking as good today but there are still races under five points like colorado, new hampshire, wisconsin, nevada, iowa. >> yep. >> iowa less so. >> and show the tough root that mitt romney now has at this -- and this is a snap shot, of course, but your electoral -- >> do it this way, ohio is the one you have republicans biting their finger nails on. e
romney will hold a campaign event in virginia within the hour still causing a stir after doubling down on his criticism of president obama as an poll guest in chief. politicians here and home and oversay sea oversay sees debating the judgment. >> these are moments that test the characters of the candidates. >> there is a lack of leadership there and that's what i would be hoping about and i hope mitt romney will be looking at the big picture. >> i think it was a big mistake. and it was because we're at the point of the campaign now where these impressions start to harden into concrete. >> you know what else it was, it was desperate. it was a desperate political tactic at a time that a u.s. ambassador was dead. >> nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in cairo and we have the name of one of the two security individuals killed. one of the people killed identified as glen doherty, a native of winchester, mass. he served as navy s.e.a.l. for nine years leaving the navy in 2005 to go into private security. we know it's been hours since this attack. we've hd secretary clinton
versus virginia, calling for women to enter the military institute any also wrote a landmark case concluding that the family would apply to state employers. when you think about the overall evolution of the doctrine and you look at his evolution, how do you explain it? >> let me go back to the case he first mentioned. it was my last argument before the court. it was in the fall of 1978. it was a case about putting women on juries. it is not all that long ago that many states either did not put women on juries at all or allow them to sign up if they wanted to serve or had an opt-out system this case was of the latter kind, it was from the state of missouri. the court in kansas city would send out notices for jury duty and the notice would say if you are a woman, you are not required to serve. if you don't wish to serve, check here. if no card was returned, the clerk would assume that the woman did not want to serve. this was at a time when most states had changed. the richest a few holdouts, tennessee, missouri -- there were just a few holdouts, tennessee, missouri. i had a preciou
that is the other day president obama was campaigning down in virginia. he made that very remark. he was saying i know i have supporters out there in the audience but i wanted to talk to some of the folks who are watching on tv who may not be my supporters. mitt romney in some of his campaign remarks have said the same thing. so the mention are sounding a little more independent or centrist than they did in the past. >> gregg: what is curious and this is borne out by some of the polls, roughly 60% of the likely voters think the president's economic policies -- there it is -- have hurt the economy or made no difference at all. in other words, you have to add the bottom 38 plus 21. take a look at the other numbers. when asked if policies need changing, a stunning 73% said yes. how is it that an incumbent leads when voters are demanding change? >> that is the very big question of this election. mitt romney has tried to run as a change agent, but what the obama campaign has done very well is attack him in critical swing states that both candidates wanted to win. he has done a good job of disqualifyin
points. virginia, obama is up 5 points. florida, obama is up 5 points. mitt romney is no longer in polling, beating obama on trust to handle the economy. >> which is his campaign in one sentence. those three states have one thing in common -- they have all three republican governors. they're bragging, rightfully so, they got their economies up and running. if you add scott walker to that lead, you have the attention to disconnect. with the interest of the romney campaign. >> jon, what's going on behind the scenes here? >> one thing that happened during the democratic convention the romney campaign essentially went dark. you have seen an absolutely bombardment particularly in ohio and in florida, from the obama campaign, hammering romney on especially in ohio, on the auto bailout. there was a romney adviser told me that famous headline that romney himself did not write, "let detroit go bankrupt." could be the headline that cost him the election. the romney campaign has more money. >> because, the auto motive companies went bankrupt. the argument on the bailout is of law. >> becau
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